Dawn Wells, who parlayed her girl-next-door charm into enduring TV fame as the sweet-natured castaway Mary Ann on the classic 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island, died on Wednesday at age 82, her publicist said.
- Dawn Wells died of COVID-19 complications, her publicist said
- Gilligan’s Island ran for three seasons from 1964-67
- Wells’ career blossomed after success in beauty pageants
Wells, who won the title of Miss Nevada in 1959 and competed in the Miss America contest, died from complications of COVID-19,…